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Jack Blatherwick

Is confidence the top priority?

11/29/2018, 10:15am CST
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

What if we coached confidence with the same passion we bring to the rink for the power play or D-zone coverage?

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First interdependence, then synergy

11/14/2018, 1:15pm CST
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Synergy on the rink means that the whole truly becomes greater than the sum of the individual parts.

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How much protection do we need?

10/17/2018, 9:45am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Do pads in every conceivable place restrict essential movement for young hockey players?

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Some warmup traditions are really dumb

09/24/2018, 9:45am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

But cool-downs before games and between periods are dumber yet

Six keys to improve skating speed & efficiency

07/17/2018, 10:00am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Efficient high-end speed is highly trainable.

Do you want to score goals and win championships?

07/03/2018, 10:00am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Scoring goals is an unselfish, team-building contribution.

Summer conditioning for hockey

04/23/2018, 11:15am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

None of it should be slow

Is passing/playmaking the difference?

03/29/2018, 11:30am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Winners of (almost) all recent major hockey tournaments played a more skillful, passing game

The problem at the U is ticket prices, not coaches

03/21/2018, 2:30pm CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Exorbitant ticket prices for Gopher hockey have eliminated a once-enormous fan base

A call for a better game

03/21/2018, 10:15am CDT
By Jack Blatherwick, Let's Play Hockey Columnist

Like the one in the rulebook